Even though I don't make many sweets because I'm trying to lose that last 50lbs, I still collect recipes on Pinterest like it's my job. (That would be a pretty sweet gig, actually.) In honor of giving away a copy of Mixed Feelings (and some other goodies!) I'm running down some of my favorite sweets recipes.
5. Easy Cinnamon Rolls - Minimalist Baker
When I want some now! right now! I'll break out the mixing bowls and go to town. I usually let myself eat one or two before packing up the rest and bringing them to work so others can save me from myself.
This recipe is vegan, simple, and delicious! You get that thick, fluffy, cinnamony-sweet deliciousness fresh from the oven. And because you made it yourself, you can eat as many as you want and then just claim to others, "oh no, I only ate one. It was only a batch of three rolls, I swear."
No one will be the wiser.
4. Lazy Girl peanut butter cookies - Oh, Lady Cakes
Unfortunately, I've never been able to make a traditional batch of PB cookies that were as good as the ones my dad made. These suckers come pretty close, though. Even though they're not baked, they totally capture that perfect soft, sweet, peanut butter flavor I'm looking for when I want a nutty cookies snack. You have to store them in the fridge, but if you're like me they won't last long enough to need storage.
3. Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies - Hell yeah, it's vegan
Tahini's great for adding an extra little something, and these are no harder to make than regular chocolate chip cookies. I didn't have molasses when I made them, but I subbed in maple syrup and they were still really good.
I had to give most of the batch to a friend so I wouldn't end up eating them all, and he was very angry at me for presenting him with such a bounty: he couldn't stop himself from finishing them in one night, either.
Hopefully you have better self control than we do.
2. Chocolate peanut butter hot cocoa - Oh She Glows
It amounts to what you'd think it would: hot cocoa with peanut butter, but it's so much tastier than I could possibly explain. Even if you don't go as elegant and homemade as the recipe suggests and you use a store bought powder, non-dairy milk, and Skippy, you won't regret it.
1. Vegan Rocky Road Cookies - Cinnamon Girl Delights
I've made rocky road cookies several times and I've never once regretted it. Even when I was out of white chocolate chips, I tossed some Dandies in there instead. They melted and looked a little sorry, but they were delicious!
Now that I've got you craving sugar, I present you with a chance at winning some goodies!
In case you missed the launch of Mixed Feelings and didn't get a chance at ordering a bundle of goodies, I'm giving you the chance to win them!
#2: Merrin's magical necklace
#3: Enchanted fork bracelet
#4: Samples of the Mixed Feelings perfumes by Common Brimstone.
- Gwen: Lilac, violet, white chocolate, coconut, buttercream, vanilla.
- Chloe: Floral chypre, bubblegum, basil, pink grapefruit
- Mel: Amber, civet musk, capaiba balsam, chocolate, cedarwood
- Helpful Post-its: Lime, cupcake, chocolate fudge, candy floss, cream soda